Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea on the rise

Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea on the rise

Nature:-Gonorrhoea is becoming as incurable as it was in the 1920s, before the first drugs to treat it were discovered.

More than 60% of countries surveyed around the world have reported cases that resist last-resort antibiotics, according to an announcement by the World Health Organization(WHO) on 6 July.

The announcement included information about a new gonorrhoea drug in development.

Since the 1930s, several classes of antibiotics have been used to kill the bacterium that causes gonorrhoea, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Widespread use — and misuse — of these drugs, however, has led to a rise of antibiotic-resistant strains of the bacteria.

“The best time to have had gonorrhoea was the eighties, since there were many drugs to treat it with,” says Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy in Washington DC. Increasingly, that’s no longer the case, he says.

Health agencies in the United States, Europe and Canada have in recent years flagged drug-resistant gonorrhoea as an emerging threat.

If left untreated, gonorrhoea can increase a woman’s risk of developing HIV infection, infertility or ectopic pregnancy — among other effects.

When the WHO partnered with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a non-governmental organization in Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2016 to confront antimicrobial resistance, gonorrhoea was at the top of the list.

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 9, 2017 at 12:12 am Reply

    That is good because when someone has left you while they were clean without sexual diseases.Sometimes,they have to regret what they’ve done by going with someone else.Not enough money in a relationship has forced us to cheat or sleep around.You will see a yellowish pus coming out,for what you may have brought on own yourself for money.But,the most unforeseen circumstances we might have upon us.Will be even deadly as this may spread among the most vulnerable women looking for work when there is no work.Selling themselves to older men in the country would be a greater concern.The high cost of living has a lot to go on stream as it relates to the spread of this disease.Life isn’t easy at all in small countries with unlimited resources.

  2. Anonymous
    July 9, 2017 at 12:15 am Reply

    That is good because when someone has left you while they were clean without sexual diseases.Sometimes,they have to regret what they’ve done by going with someone else.Not enough money in a relationship has forced us to cheat or sleep around.You will see a yellowish pus coming out,for what you may have brought on your own yourself for money.But,the most unforeseen circumstances we might have upon us.Will be even deadly as this may spread among the most vulnerable women looking for work when there is no work.Selling themselves to older men in the country would be a greater concern.The high cost of living has a lot to go on stream as it relates to the spread of this disease.Life isn’t easy at all in small countries with unlimited resources.

  3. Anonymous
    July 9, 2017 at 12:20 am Reply

    That is good because when someone has left you while they were clean without sexual diseases.Sometimes,they have to regret what they’ve done by going with someone else.Not enough money in a relationship has forced us to cheat or sleep around.You will see a yellowish pus coming out,for what you may have brought on your own yourself for money.But,the most unforeseen circumstances we might have upon us.Will be even deadly as this may spread among the most vulnerable women looking for work when there is no work.Selling themselves to older men in the country would be a greater concern.The high cost of living has a lot to go on stream as it relates to the spread of this disease.Life isn’t easy at all in small countries with unlimited resources.To me,we are out for chaos.Both men and women today doesn’t tell you what they are carrying in terms of diseases.These are crisis we are yet to experience as young lovers.Liars and deceivers!!!

  4. CHARLO
    July 9, 2017 at 5:40 am Reply

    Please anonymous you have not offered any valuable information here, except A pretty off-based pathetic comment.Tired of reading some comment just because…..

  5. Anonymous
    July 9, 2017 at 12:03 pm Reply

    Nature’s way of birth control in third world countries. Good thing be cause “bunnies” breed out of control.

  6. sharon terrell
    July 10, 2017 at 1:29 am Reply

    Human engineered disease,cause by the loose woman thou art loose.Close youll legs practice celibacy for once,youll to hot and wild Antibiotic resistant to Gonorrhea,Satan want you’ll to die.Keep you’ll legs close for some years.Men sock it up or clamp it.Disease upon Disease and Not even the Doctor’s have any cure.Christ said your body is a temple keep it holy and clean.Once it go bad is a life sentence. urn to Christ then sex will not be on the brain and you’ll will avoid the wrath of Satn and all his desease.Everything Good is God,all bad is Satan Lucifer the devil indeed.Hell

    1. Seriously
      July 10, 2017 at 6:55 am Reply

      Didnt that same Christ say do not judge?
      Your type are the ones who pretend to be living in heaven n bug the priest/ pastor daily cuz u can’t keep your man at home (if you even have one). When it comes knocking on your door I hope you see it as god wanting you to die.

  7. Smh
    July 10, 2017 at 6:47 am Reply

    Sharon I can’t wait for your man to bring it to you. Typical ignorant behavior.

  8. Anonymous
    July 10, 2017 at 3:49 pm Reply

    Sharon there’s no antibiotics that is resistant to gonorrhea. Read to understand. Going to church and being a so called Christian will not save you. Some of the church leaders out there are far worse than some of the none church goers. Some of the pastors and priest molest you church goers so they can still get infected by them while crying Lord Lord lord

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